Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Ike and Tina Turner - Two Is A Couple.
This is one of the earliest songs recorded by Tina with Ike's band. So this would be "Two Is a Couple," by Ike and Tina Turner, written and produced by Ike, and performed by the Ike Turner band, featuring Ike on the guitar.
I love Tina, but it does burn my tail feathers when people give her all of the credit. Ike had had a great career for over ten years already at this point, as an A&R man, a record producer (including "Rocket 88"), a songwriter, a band leader, and a performer. I love Tina, and she is great on this and many other cuts, but part of my mission in life is to remind people that as great as Tina was, Ike was there, too. She didn't make these records alone.